A window to the future of education

Exterior view of Largs Academy

A package of aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling by CMS Window Systems has been delivered at the new £52 million Largs Campus.

The 2,000-student campus, developed by North Ayrshire Council with hub South West, was designed by JM Architects and delivered by Morrison.

Facilities include two theatres, one of the largest gym halls in the UK and art classrooms with balconies that enable outdoor working.


CMS manufactured and installed a mix of aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling. The firm used a variety of Metal Technology systems which CMS said would ensure the fenestration delivers “multiple aesthetic, thermal performance, comfort, safety and security benefits over a long, low maintenance service life”.

The windows utilise Metal Technology’s System 4-35 Hi+ to provide top hung vents and fixed lights, with the doors created using its thermal 5-20D Hi+ system. Curtain walling was created by CMS using Metal Technology’s System 17.

Most of the glazing specification was for 28mm double insulating units, featuring a 6mm Securit Planitherm Ultra N II low-e glass on the outer skin, and a 6mm SGG Securit safety glass on the inner skin.a